The White Pass

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Ben Craigen

As those cold, dark winter days start to fade like a bad memory, Yukoners emerge and many will dust off their snow machines, or sleds, in preparation for popular spring sledding. But what’s the appeal of investing time and money on these machines... more

Mar. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

With the prime backcountry skiing time of spring fast approaching, it’s important to know some safe tips and where to get information before heading out there. In collaboration with Yukon Avalanche Association President Jasmin Dobson and... more

Mar. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Winter


Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Once summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon. (In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it will come to... more

Sep. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Summer


Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... more

Mar. 22, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Mar. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I remember the first time I drove the Skagway Pass. Like a place that time had missed, a prehistoric landscape where plants were still just beginning to grow, though I knew those squat stubborn pines were hundreds of years old. Trees grow... more

Feb. 18, 2016 midnight Humour


Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO:

Carcross has always been known for hiking. Lately, with Montana Mountain right next door, it has become a favoured destination for biking, too. Now, word is filtering out to the world that Lake Bennett is offering up some world-class opportunities... more

Jul. 02, 2015 midnight Carcross


Courtesy of Michelle Christensen

As the first fatality of the 2011-2012 snow season is reported (a snowmobiler in Prince George, B.C.), Kristie Simpson muses that the timing for the new Yukon avalanche forecast system couldn't be more crucial. Simpson, a board member of the Yukon... more

Nov. 24, 2011 midnight Yukon Winter